Anti Harassment Policy

SCALE is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.  Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference [without a refund] at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, unwelcome physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images or other material.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference [without a refund]. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be emailed at staff at socallinuxexpo.org and or identified by SCALE jerseys.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

If the matter is especially urgent, please call/contact any of these individuals:

  • Pasadena Police Department (Non-Emergency) -¬†(626) 744-4501
  • Pasadena Police Department¬†- 911
  • SCALE Emergency Response Team - (877) 831-2569x55
  • Phil Dibowitz - (415) 935-1312

This Code of Conduct is based on the template found here, http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment/Policy, and is available under the Creative Commons Zero License.